Mapperton House & Gardens

Up to 120
3 Bedrooms
Exclusive Use
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Nestled in the rolling hills near Beaminster stands Mapperton House & Gardens, Dorset’s finest country wedding venue.
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Country House
Manor House
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
No. of Bedrooms
Sleeps No. of People
Bridal Suite
Standard Room
Usual Access Time
10:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
12:00 AM


Bridal Changing Facilities
Disabled Access
Exclusive Use
Grade I/II Listed Building
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Landscaped Gardens
Marquee Permitted
On-Site Parking
Open Flame Permitted
Outdoor Reception Space

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Confetti Permitted
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence

Food and Drink

Alcohol Licence
Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
External Catering Permitted
In-house Catering
In-House Wine List
Full Description
Undiscovered, exclusive and wildly romantic, Mapperton was voted the UK’s finest manor house by Country Life magazine. Exchange your vows in the elegant Garden Pavilion overlooking our stunning arts & crafts valley garden, then celebrate with champagne outside the chic Orangery, with far-reaching views through the formal gardens into the tumbling countryside beyond. Afterwards head over for your wedding breakfast to the impressive Coach House, recently converted into a magnificent entertaining space for up to 120 seated guests. Mapperton is an unsurpassable location for your country house wedding, a true blank canvas with a variety of venues and spaces to suit the unique personality of your day. We would love to invite you to visit Mapperton and take a look for yourselves. Your exclusive hire of Mapperton includes: • Exclusive use of the site on the day of your wedding from 10am to 12am (earlier access may be available on request) • Access the day before your wedding from 5pm • Exclusive use of the luxury three bedroom Garden Cottage for the night before and night of your wedding • Choice of stunning indoor and outdoor locations for your ceremony • Exclusive use of the Gardens and outside the Orangery, perfect for drinks and canapés • Exclusive use of the Coach House for your wedding breakfast and evening party • 9x12m marquee to provide outside cover • Spectacular variety of stunning locations for your wedding photography • Trestle tables in a banqueting layout and chairs • Spaces to erect additional marquees if desired • Fully stocked and staffed bar (prepaid or cash) • PA and 4K video projection system in Coach House for wedding speeches and toasts • Space for a live band and DJ • Parking


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Amanda & Joe
Married in August 2019
August 2019
Dream Day
I would have no hesitation recommending Mapperton Estate for your upcoming wedding. We had our wedding in July this summer and it was an absolute Fairytale. The venue is stunning and I couldn't have been happier with my overall experience before and during. Laura Bell was so helpful and easy to work with. I was unable to physically be there to do most of my planning and she assured me that everything would be taken care of and in place to make the day as easy as possible. Laura and the rest of the team put us at ease immediately and continued throughout the day itself. I would suggest that if you do book your wedding that you would book the cottage along with it. It was an absolute game changer having that space the night before and the day of. Not to mention, it was beautiful as well! I wish I could already repeat this day!
Holly and Calen
Married in August 2018
February 2019
We had the most amazing day - thank you!
We had the most amazing day thank you. You both work so hard and we really appreciate all of your help and advice given on the run up to the wedding. Everything was perfect! Of course the venue is absolutely stunning and everyone commented on your beautiful gardens.
Catherine and Tristan
Married in July 2018
February 2019
We both feel very privileged!
All of our guests commented on what a beautiful venue Mapperton is and we both feel very privileged to have had our reception there.
David and Camilla
Married in June 2018
February 2019
Can't think of a more beautiful place!
We couldn’t have been happier with the whole day. I can’t think of a more beautiful place for a wedding!
The Lewis Family
Married in May 2018
February 2019
The ‘secret garden’ wedding I’d dreamed of!
Thank you for helping us create the most perfect day! Mapperton is the most idyllic place and we truly got the ‘secret garden’ wedding I’d dreamt of! Everything was just perfect we have so many wonderful memories we will treasure forever!
Location & Contact Details


Mapperton, Beaminster, Dorset, DT8 3NR, England

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport

Bournemouth or Exeter

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Press & Awards

Describe the best wedding that happened at your venue?

Every wedding is truly unique and magical, however one couple in particular had a day of music including a 12 piece marching band who took them down into the gorgeous gardens after their ceremony.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Don't be shy of asking all your questions - knowing what's important to you will give us a useful heads up on how to make sure your day is perfect. Oh and a spreadsheet of course, start with your ideal and then see where your budget needs to flex, after that you'll definitely know the priorities for your day.

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Idyllic, surprising, bucolic, romantic, chic

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

So many to choose from! The Orangery is a wonderful space in all months, and every couple seems to find their very own personal spot for photography magic.

Have you had any celebrity guest or wedding at your venue?

A discreet venue doesn't kiss and tell...

What’s your favourite canapé?

Greek mezze always hit the spot

What’s your favourite midnight treat?

A teeny tiny square of chocolate fudge cake

What is your venue's most unique feature?

Our 1930's gardens, I love the moment at a show round when we stop at the top of the gardens looking down the valley and really take in the peaceful, vintage splendour of Mapperton.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

We're not a weddings factory, which means we embrace the unique personality of every one of our couples - we love helping to create your day, your way